Don Ross Elected Chairman, Dave Call Reelected as Treasurer of NWRA Board of Trustees

Don Ross Elected Chairman, Dave Call Reelected as Treasurer of NWRA Board of Trustees

Ben Harvey Steps Down After Long and Successful Run Leading NWRA to New Heights

Arlington, VA – The Board of Trustees for the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) elected Don Ross to serve as chairman of the Board of Trustees and reelected Dave Call as its treasurer. Their terms will commence at the conclusion of the Board of Trustees meeting being held at WasteExpo in May. Ross follows Ben Harvey, who is completing his sixth consecutive one-year term as chairman. Harvey will continue to serve as a member of the Board of Trustees.

“I am excited to be working with Don in his new role as chairman with the enthusiasm and ideas that he brings to everything that he tackles,” stated NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith. “Likewise, I am pleased that Dave will continue to serve as our treasurer. I look forward to working with Don and Dave as they both bring tremendous experience and I appreciate their perspective.”

“I congratulate Ben on his successful chairmanship during which he has led NWRA to unprecedented heights in financial performance, advocacy and safety,” continued Smith continued. “His continued service on the Board of Trustees will help ensure a smooth transition.”

Don Ross is the vice president of McLaughlin Family Companies, and Dave Call is the senior vice president for business development at Republic Services. NWRA has traditionally alternated the chairmanship between its services and suppliers members.


The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) represents the private sector waste and recycling services industry. Association members conduct business in all 50 states and include companies that manage waste, recycling and medical waste, equipment manufacturers and distributors, and a variety of other service providers. For more information about NWRA, please visit

Brandon Wright
National Waste and Recycling Association